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  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursday

    U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday, propelling the Nasdaq composite index to an all-time high. It was the best day for stocks in a week and came a day after the Federal Reserve said that it needed to see more improvement in the economy before...
  • The Week Ahead: Fed looks likely to raise interest rates soon

    June is a month of transitions graduations, weddings, seasons, and perhaps, U.S. monetary policy. It's been six and a half years since the Federal Reserve first pushed its target interest rate to essentially zero percent. While the Central Bank is not...
  • Shoppers are back: Retail sales climb 1.2% in May

    Shoppers are back: Retail sales climb 1.2% in May
    Retail sales climbed in May as shoppers opened their wallets a little wider at stores and restaurants, signaling a stronger economic rebound. Economists said the sales boost reflected improvements in wages and other areas that left consumers feeling more...
  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage jumps to high for year

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest levels this year, with the key 30-year rate topping 4 percent for the first time since late 2014. Rates have been surging amid signs of improvement in the economy, which have...
  • US retail sales jump in a sign of more confident consumers

    Americans stepped up their spending at retailers in May, especially for autos, clothes and building materials, in a sign that strong job growth has begun to boost store sales. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 1.2 percent after a 0.2 percent gain...
  • Bond market rout spooks investors

    Bond investors like to be cozy, with no thrills or spills. But that is not what the bond market has delivered lately. In just a few weeks, yields on government bonds have swung dramatically, leaving investors with losses in what typically are the safest...
  • Take a family vacation and visit a money museum

    These attractions don't feature triceratops dinosaurs, schools of dolphins, ocean-side beaches or presidents' faces carved on the side of a mountain. But if you're looking for destinations that provide both entertainment and educational opportunities for...
  • Survey: Slow 2nd quarter to drag on 2015 economic growth

    U.S. economic growth in the second quarter will be far weaker than previously expected and it will prevent the pace of growth from exceeding last year's 2.4 percent, according to a forecast by a group of U.S. business economists. Growth is expected to...
  • Fed Chair Yellen won't provide some documents in leak probe

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is balking at turning over some of the documents ordered by a key House lawmaker in his investigation of a possible leak of market-sensitive information. Yellen has told Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who heads the House...
  • Burst of hiring drives US bonds lower; stocks slip

    A burst of hiring last month led to a drop in the bond market Friday as traders placed bets that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year. Despite the good economic news, the stock market drifted to another loss, finishing lower...
  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

    A strong jobs report knocked U.S. government bond prices down as investors bet that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates later this year. Stocks finished mostly lower on Friday, ending the week with a second straight loss. The Dow Jones...